The Longest Straw

The Longest Straw

In the feature-length film The Longest Straw, director Samantha Bode and crew will spend seventy days backpacking the 338 mile path of the Los Angeles Aqueduct, including the Mono Extension.As they trek, they will speak with historians, community leaders and residents of Los Angeles, the Owens Valley and Mono Basin to gain a deeper understanding of the effects of water importation on ecology, economy, and society, as well as the future of local water sources for Los Angeles. The Longest Straw is a film which draws a connection between the water that supports a city and that water's source. California is currently suffering the worst drought the state has seen since record-keeping began over a century ago. Los Angeles is one of the top cities in America for water conservation, yet statewide outdoor watering restrictions and two declarations of drought emergency by Governor Brown go unnoticed by many Angelenos. Swimming pools are brimming, driveways are power washed, and automobiles sparkle in the Southern California sun while 28 communities in the state are at risk of going dry, and three of its largest reservoirs are only at 30 percent capacity. The Longest Straw aims to heighten Angelenos' awareness that the water sources they draw from are shared by various communities throughout the state of California and beyond, and the only way to a sustainable water future is through more local water sources.

Running Time
1 hours 27 minutes
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
History, Adventure, Documentary
Director
Samantha Bode
Writer
Angela Jorgensen, Samantha Bode
Country
USA
Year
2017
Audio Languages
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Comments about history «The Longest Straw» (16)

Andrew D. avatar
Andrew D.

It was worthy of the Oscar nomination

Lawrence O. avatar
Lawrence O.

It was a decent movie that had History. I enjoyed it.

Sara Harvey avatar
Sara Harvey

One of my new favorite films.

Ryan R. avatar
Ryan R.

If any people ask to me to recommend a very well made History movie i surely recommend this one, and i really hope that could exist a sequel, i would love it.

Philip B. avatar
Philip B.

Do I need to say more This movie has excellent writing, and acting. I stayed up To finish his movie even though I had to be up at 4 in the morning...

Mark J. avatar
Mark J.

this should be required viewing to all 7th graders.

Bobby A. avatar
Bobby A.

Samantha Bode, you deserve a standing ovation. From an unbiased, stand-alone movie point of view, this film does an incredible job of being exciting from beginning to end

Charles avatar
Charles

I think it was pretty original and polished with regards to the writing and I really enjoyed it! Spectacular! It was a good movie.

Julie Shaw avatar
Julie Shaw

Great! Great movie!

Anna H. avatar
Anna H.

Thank you for this move !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Finally some one did it something good !!!

Sara M. avatar
Sara M.

One of the best movies I have ever seen. Written well, directed well and told well. Thank you for sharing this with the world.

Elizabeth avatar
Elizabeth

Director Samantha Bode, directed this movie so BRILLIANTLY, that there are NO flaws.